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From Bored to Boldness

Yesterday I found myself sitting in a meeting room bored to tears listening to the ramble of the meeting. It was not that what was being discussed was not important or that the topic itself was uninteresting. It was the approach and the logistics of the meeting. Tired and exhausting.

Then this morning while preparing for some other work I have to do i stumbled on this post. It’s an org chart from Disney from 1943. How creative how fresh and how new.

There are so many days when life feels like an old traditional boring organization chart. Our job is to bring salt, to bring creativity and to bring a refreshing newness to each day. Of course that is always marinated in the love from the Christ.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 ESV

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

This morning Amy asked me what I wanted for dinner, I responded with the first thing that came to my head – Ice Cream Sandwiches.  I love those things.  They are the best in the world.  I don’t eat them as often as I wish, but man, when I do , I could eat the whole box.  Then there are the ones that are found in Disney World.  Personally, I find that the one’s distributed from Sleepy Hallow are in fact the best in the world, and make watching a Disney parade even more enjoyable.  I mean just look at the picture.  Yum.  If we could just eat those all the time, day and night – what a great world it would be!

So go ahead – at lunch today, as you walk past that little cooler with the ice cream treats, slide open the lid, and reach in for a nice ice cream sandwich!  As you enjoy the super taste and fulfillment that only comes from consuming one of these babies, consider what would happen to your body if that was all you ate.  And then consider your spiritual life.  As you eat, think about your spiritual diet and if there are things that you need to change to help you truly transform!  Taking hold of the pinnacle of handheld deserts everyonce in a while is great, but as we know there are other things we need.  Use The Sandwich to help spurn you to continue your quest for deeper knowledge and for true transformation!

13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:13-14 (New International Version, ©2010)

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Keep Moving Forward

Last night, we finished off a great weekend by piling into the living room and watching an older Disney film called “Meet the Robinsons” on one of the Disney channels.  Its an OK movie, and I was really just halfway paying attention, messing around with some other things, eating ice cream, and just enjoying everyone’s company.  Anyway in this movie, the motto “Keep Moving Forward” appears as it tells the story of not letting failure keep you down.  It turns out this Disney film stole that motto from its founder – Walt ( I guess that’s not technically stealing is it?)

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

I think that a great way to start a Monday morning.  It sort of reminds me of another great Disney movie, The Lion King,  when Pumba says “You gotta put your behind in the past.”  To which Timon replies “No no no, sit down before you hurt yourself, you gotta put your past behind you”

13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:13-14 (New International Version)

Keep Moving Forward!!